Updated: Nov 24, 2018
Wave 6 of the Black Series has landed in the UK pretty much straight after the UK and brings us 2 new figures, 1 tweak and a repack. I picked up the wave recently from Film and Figures and plan to review them over the Xmas period, starting today with Yoda.
Like Vader and Chewie before him, Yoda lands with a lot of noise around paintjob, sculpt and size/scale. When you see him in the box you wonder why you are paying the same price as the normal 6" figures, there is so much fresh air it just screams out for something else - either a Dagobah Luke or even the back pack that the 3.75" version came with.
Yoda comes with, compared to recent TBS6 figures, the usual couple of accessories. The walking stick is great, as is the snake which is a nice throwback to the 1980's Vintage figure. The lightsabre is just plain odd - the only way it would have made sense is if they had packed a second jedi cloak from the prequel series.
Ignoring the light sabre, Yoda stands up very well once out of the box. The sculpt is very strong, but the sculpted hair will always be the controversial element - for me I dont mind it, but perhaps the paint on the hair is too bright. Paint jobs are average, nothing sloppy on mine - but as we have seen with more talented people who have already repainted their Jedi Master, Hasbro could do better.
Articulation is OK for me. I dont get the lack of knees argument, am not sure what being able to bend his knees would have added to the figure. The only niggle is the same one that has plagued a number of TBS6 figures, and that is the lack of ability to give them a two handed lightsabre pose - or in this case allowing Yoda to lean with two hands on his cane.
Height & Scale, the other recent niggle, doesnt stand out for me. He looks OK standing with the other figures. For me Yoda gets a solid 3 out of 5. There are bits Hasbro could have done better, particularly packing more goodies in the box.